1503 S 1st St78704 (South Austin)
So-Fi (S. 1st St. District), Bouldin Creek
You know what I like on my donut? Nothing but glaze. Keep it simple. Nothing beats a warm Shipley’s Donut in my opinion. So when I decided to try out this spot, I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t like it because it would be overdoing a simple food. Finding it wasn’t too hard. They have recently relocated, so make sure you’re at the new place and not the old. They are in a small little area with two other food trucks/trailers. Parking isn’t too bad, although it was packed when we got there. Not sure if it was a busy time or it’s just always like that. Although it seemed like maybe it shared the lot with the building next door too. They have some picnic tables outside, and although the truck next to them had some umbrellas to protect from the sun, Gourdough’s didn’t. Luckily for us we had the shade of a nearby tree to help us out at this particular time of day.
I liked the variety of the menu. Seems like they have something for everyone. Only a few peaked my interest, but none like The Flying Pig. Bacon and maple syrup icing? Yes please! It did not disappoint. Just like letting the syrup run into your Bacon during breakfast, it had that same beautiful taste. It was a bit more thick because it was icing, and to be honest I think the syrup alone would have been great, it was still a good donut. Pretty filling for one donut. Probably could have eaten another one, if I had some milk. My wife tried the Fat Elvis and she gave me a bite to try it out. Bacon, bananas, peanut butter icing and honey. Also pretty tasty, except I’m not a fan of adding bananas. I love eating bananas but just by themselves. Still a tasty treat if you’re into this Elvis mix.
Overall it was a cool place. Nice experience. The staff was nice and helpful. At one point the lady at the window left somewhere and there was no one to take any orders even though there was someone in the back doing something. But that could have been a rare occasion. I wouldn’t mind stopping by again if I was passing through Austin just to try out some of the other donuts.